I have been dancing for 14 years, becoming well versed in many styles such as ballet, modern, jazz, lyrical,musical theatre, tap, and hip hop. I was a competitive dancer for 5 years; throughout those years of competitive dancing I was able to work with well known professionals in the dance industry and choreographers from all around Canada.
The highlight of my dance career was having the opportunity to perform in the Alberta Ballet’s Nutcracker for 3 years and in my last year getting to help train and inspire the Nutcrackers youngest dancers. At the Alberta Ballet I trained in two different ballet techniques: cecchetti and RAD. With the Alberta Ballet, I successfully completed my intermediate foundation ballet exam and my advanced 1 RAD ballet exam. All my hardwork came with a reward when I graduated from the Alberta ballet's open division program.
My teaching experience began with choreographing for my Junior High’s dance team and student teaching with the Alberta Ballet. Which allowed me to discover my passion for sharing my knowledge of dance with the younger generations. Nevertheless I still enjoy taking dance classes and attending professional development courses to keep inspiring my students. I am currently also attending the University of Calgary as a fulltime student hoping to earn my bachelors degree in Kinesiology combined with commerce.
Q & A with Camila
What inspires you?
My mom is my biggest inspiration. Her unwavering work ethic and passion for her profession inspired me to pursue my passion of teaching dance.
What song moves you?
I am extremely fond of classical music. I feel as though there is no limit to the creative and choreographic possibilities with classical music. My favourite piece at the moment is Trois Gymnopédies: No. 1, Lent Et Douloureux By Erik Satie.
What do you love about your job?
I love being able to share my knowledge that I have cultivated over my many years of dance with my students. But, ultimately I love to see my students succeed and achieve their maximum potential.
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